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MEAT10AF
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posted 05-09-2013 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MEAT10AF   Click Here to Email MEAT10AF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently purchased the card below, which claims to contain a frame of microfilm flown on Apollo 14.

As you can see, this is a microfilm transfer of one of the pages from the Apollo 11 Manned Flight Awareness booklet. I managed to view the film by holding it under a light, and its contents indeed match those of one of the Apollo 11 MFA booklet pages.

However, the only officially documented instance I could find of a microfilmed Apollo 11 MFA booklet being flown to the moon occurred on Apollo 15, when Jim Irwin left a copy on the lunar surface. I can't find any official mention of a booklet being on Apollo 14. Rather, it seems that there are only rumors of such an occurrence.

And, while the presentation is signed by one "Paul Hartunian," I am not familiar with him or his reputability.

So, can anyone offer any history on this item and whether or not it actually made the trip?

prpro
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posted 05-15-2013 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for prpro   Click Here to Email prpro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm Paul Hartunian and I can definitely attest that I am very reputable!

I've been in business over 40 years.

I purchased that film from a Superior Galleries auction in 1993 or 94. I have the letter of authenticity that came with it. If you have a fax machine I can fax it to you. Otherwise I'll try to scan it and email it to you.

If you want me to email it, send me your address. Enjoy it!

MEAT10AF
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posted 05-15-2013 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MEAT10AF   Click Here to Email MEAT10AF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
E-mail sent; thanks a million for your help!

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